Australia vs India, 1st T20I: Stats Review – India’s tour of Australia 2020-21
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Australia vs India, 1st T20I: Stats Review – India’s tour of Australia 2020-21

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The visitors India have taken the 1-0 lead in the three-match T20I series against the hosts Australia after winning the opening game of this series by 11 runs at Manuka Oval (Canberra).

After the hosts sent the visitors to bat first, India managed to score 161/7 in 20 overs. In reply, Australia managed to score 150/7 (20 overs) at the end of the second innings.

Brief Scores: India – 161/7 in 20 overs (KL Rahul 51, Ravindra Jadeja 44*; Moises Henriques 3/22)

Australia – 150/7 in 20 overs (Aaron Finch 35, D’Arcy Short 34; Yuzvendra Chahal 3/25)

The result – India won by 11 runs

Here are some of the stats reviews of the match:

Teams’ Stats

Australia – 1st home T20I defeat since 2019

i) It was the first home T20I for Australia in 2020 and they lost the match by 11 runs. It was Australia’s first home T20I defeat since the beginning of 2019. During this period, they managed to win five home T20Is and the other one home T20I had no result. Before this latest defeat, their last home T20I defeat was also against India at Sydney on 25th November 2018, where the visitors won by 6 wickets.

India – winning in lowest fashion, maintaining T20I unbeaten streak this year

i) The visitors India successfully defended their first innings total of 161 runs. It was the second-lowest successfully defended T20I total for Men in Blue against Australia. Their record lowest total on this list is 159/7 at Dhaka on 30th March 2014, where the Men in Blue side won by 73 runs.

ii) India won the match by 11 runs. It is India’s lowest T20I winning margin (by runs) against Australia. Their previous lowest record was winning by 15 runs at Durban on 22nd September 2007.

iii) India maintained their T20I unbeaten streak in this calendar year (2020). After this match, they have managed to win 6 out of 9 T20Is in this year, while they have also managed 2 Super Over victories and the other one had no result.

Players’ Stats

(India)

KL Rahul – joint-fastest to complete 1500 T20I runs

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KL Rahul [Photo-Twitter]
i) Playing his 39th T20I innings, KL Rahul completed his 1500 T20I runs as he has scored 1512 T20I runs. Rahul equalled the record of fastest to complete 1500 T20I runs as the Indian cricketer Virat Kohli, Australian cricketer Aaron Finch and Pakistan cricketer Babar Azam also completed their respective 1500 T20I runs in 39 T20I innings each.

Virat Kohli – top run-scorers as a captain outside India

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Virat Kohli [Photo-Twitter]
i) Virat Kohli has scored 505 T20I runs as a captain at away venues (only the home venues of the opposition teams). Surpassing Aussie captain Aaron Finch (504 T20I runs as a captain at away venues), Kohli became the second most run-scorer as a T20I captain at away venues. English captain Eoin Morgan is holding the record in this list with 729 T20I runs as a captain at away venues.

ii) Virat Kohli has scored 6323 international runs as a captain outside the home soil. Surpassing former Indian captain MS Dhoni (6317 runs), Kohli became the most international run-scorer as an Indian captain outside the home soil.

Manish Pandey – T20I unbeaten streak finally ended

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Manish Pandey. (Credits: BCCI)

i) The middle-order batsman Manish Pandey scored only 2 runs before losing his wicket. Before this dismissal, Manish Pandey managed to remain unbeaten in 7 successive T20I innings.

Ravindra Jadeja – highest individual T20I score at no.7

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Ravindra Jadeja (Image Credit: Twitter)

i) Coming to bat at no.7, the left-handed batsman Ravindra Jadeja scored 44 not out off 23 balls with the help of 5 fours and only six. It is the highest individual T20I score for an Indian batsman coming to bat at no.7 or lower position. The previous record was 38 by MS Dhoni (came to bat at no.7 position) against England at Mumbai on 22nd December 2012.

Yuzvendra Chahal – 3rd best T20I bowling figures as an Indian spinner against Aussies

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Yuzvendra Chahal strikes [Photo-Twitter]
i) The leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, who replaced injured Ravindra Jadeja during the match, had the bowling figures of 4-0-25-3. It was the third-best T20I bowling figures for an Indian spinner against Australia.

Player Bowling figures Venue Date
Ravichandran Ashwin 3.2-0-11-4 Dhaka 30th March 2014
Krunal Pandya 4-0-36-4 Sydney 25th November 2018
Yuzvendra Chahal 4-0-25-3 Canberra 4th December 2020

(Australia)

Moises Henriques – top T20I bowling figures against Men in Blue, excellent all-round performances

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Moises Henriques after dismissing KL Rahul [Photo-Twitter]
i) The right-arm pacer Moises Henriques had the bowling figures of 4-0-22-3. It was the fourth-best T20I bowling figures for an Australian bowler against India.

Player Bowling figures Venue Date
Jason Behrendorff 4-0-21-4 Guwahati 10th October 2017
Nathan Bracken 2.3-1-11-3 Melbourne 1st February 2008
Shaun Tait 3.4-0-21-3 Bridgetown 7th May 2010
Moises Henriques 4-0-22-3 Canberra 4th December 2020
Dirk Nannes 4-0-25-3 Bridgetown 7th May 2010

ii) Apart from managing the bowling figures of 3/22, Moises Henriques also scored 30 runs. After Shane Watson (3 times) and Glenn Maxwell (only time), Henriques became the third Australian cricketer to manage at least 3 wickets and also scored 30 runs in the same T20I.

Player

Performances

Opposition Venue Date
Batting Bowling
Shane Watson 59 4/15 England Adelaide 12th January 2011
Shane Watson 51 3/26 Ireland Colombo (RPS) 19th September 2012
Shane Watson 72 3/34 India Colombo (RPS) 28th September 2012
Glenn Maxwell 103* 3/10 England Hobart 7th February 2018
Moises Henriques 30 3/22 India Canberra 4th December 2020